Media Player won't play Avi files

  Stinkman 16:44 12 Oct 03
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absolute beginner here, so this may be a stupid question. If media player won't play a downloaded avi file what can you use to play it?

  fitshase 17:32 12 Oct 03

Usually AVI files are created using something called a Codec. If your computer does not have the necessary codec then it will not be able to play the video.


A popular way of creating AVI files is using the DivX system as it gives excellent quality and good compression.


You could try looking at the DivX site (click here) and download the free player.


This is on the assumption that the downloaded AVI files you are trying to view are not illegal.



Regards


Fitshase

  Stinkman 09:27 13 Oct 03

Yeah, that worked for 2 of them, thanks. The other 2 need the Xvid codec, I'm searching for that.

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